ASA Names Committee Leaders
The American Salvage Association (ASA) has named the following as leaders of its Standing Committees for 2009-2010: Jack Ringelberg, JMS Naval Architects and Salvage Engineers, Chairman, ASA Associate Membership Committee Paul Smith, The Glosten Associates, Vice Chairman, ASA Associate Membership Committee Matt Miller, The Glosten Associates, Chairman, ASA Membership Committee Devon Grennan, Global Diving & Salvage, Inc., Chairman, ASA Safety Committee Tim Williamson, Donjon-SMIT, Chairman, ASA Security Committee Chairman Todd Schauer, Resolve Marine Group, Chairman, ASA Training Committee Chairman
The Glosten Associates Appoint New Director of Engineering
The Glosten Associates has named John Edgar to serve as the firm’s Director of Engineering. In this role, he is responsible for establishing and maintaining the firm’s ‘best practices’ engineering processes. Edgar, a senior naval architect and firm principal, is a 1987 graduate of Webb Institute of Naval Architecture. He has 20 years of broad vessel design and project management experience, and recently served as Glosten’s Program Manager for Boeing’s Sea-Based X-Band Radar (SBX) Platform project. Edgar specializes in the conceptual design of high-performance vessels. Tom Bringloe served in this capacity for over 25 years. Bringloe specializes in structural design and analysis and has been instrumental in developing the firm’s support to complex offshore operations.
The Glosten Associates Get New Pres, Employees
The Glosten Associates, a Seattle naval architecture and marine engineering consulting firm announced new leadership changes. The Glosten Associates Board of Directors elected John L.R. Edgar, III, as President effective January 1, 2011. Edgar will serve as Glosten’s fourth President since its founding in 1958. William L. Hurley, Jr., having served as President since 2001, will serve as Chairman of the Board. Edgar, a graduate of Webb Institute of Naval Architecture, joined Glosten in 1988.
Glosten, Naval Architect, 1918 to 2010
Lawrence Robert “Larry” Glosten, founder of The Glosten Associates, a Seattle naval architecture firm, died February 22, 2010 in his home on Bainbridge Island, Wash. He was 91. Glosten graduated from Webb Institute of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering in 1940. He subsequently served as a Ship Repair Officer and dockmaster at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard during the early months of World War II. His naval duty included assignment to the Bureau of Ships Preliminary Design Division and, later, to the Bikini Atoll atomic weapon tests.
Glosten Associates Joined by Marine Consultant Peter Soles
Peter Soles has joined The Glosten Associates as a Marine Consultant and will be supporting the firm’s ocean engineering and marine logistics projects. “Peter brings a broad knowledge of marine transportation policy, oceangoing vessel management and operation, voyage and cargo logistics, navigation, and tug/towing operations,” said Justin Morgan, PE, Glosten Principal. The company adds that prior to joining Glosten, Soles contributed to marine projects throughout the Pacific Northwest…
MVeP Phase 2 Seeks Authors
The Marine Vessel Environmental Performance (MVeP) Assessment was presented November 4th, 2010 at the SNAME Annual Meeting. This is the work of SNAME T&R Panel EV-10 previously Ad-hoc Panel 19. Eleanor Nick Kirtley and Tim Leach of the Glosten Associates presented to an audience of about 50. The Glosten Associates also featured MVeP at their booth in the Expo where many conference attendees were able to speak with the presenters and other participants including Matt Winkler, VP of Seaworthy Systems – Roll Royce. In Phase 1, MVeP developed a checklist of environmental impacts resulting from marine vessels. Each impact can be assessed on its own merit, and the compilation of all assessments makes clear the trade-offs of various measures giving a holistic view of the ship’s performance.
Soles Joins Glosten Associates
Peter Soles has joined The Glosten Associates as a Marine Consultant and will be supporting the firm’s ocean engineering and marine logistics projects. “Peter brings a broad knowledge of marine transportation policy, oceangoing vessel management and operation, voyage and cargo logistics, navigation, and tug/towing operations,” said Justin Morgan, PE, Glosten Principal. Prior to joining Glosten, Soles contributed to marine projects throughout the Pacific Northwest and Alaska for over 13 years as a tug operator and marine operations manager for two local marine transportation companies.
Glosten Associates on Winning X‐Prize Team
On Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Team Elastec, a partnership of co‐inventors Elastec/American Marine and Glosten Associates, Inc., was awarded the $1 million first prize for winning the X‐Prize Foundation’s Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup Challenge with an ocean‐capable oil recovery system that shattered previous records for oil recovery rate and efficiency under controlled conditions. Glosten provided vessel engineering, mechanical system design, and operations support throughout the aggressive 45 day development process…
ASA Welcomes New Members
At its recent Spring meeting, the American Salvage Association (ASA) welcomed a new General Member, 10 new Associate Members, and four new Corporate Associate Members to its ranks. The New General Member is Associated Marine Salvage, Inc., based in and led by Gordon Olson, Vice President. Eva Longobardi, Northeast Diving Services, Inc.
Glosten Completes Study for WSF
The Glosten Associates announces completion of a feasibility study for Washington State Ferries (WSF) on converting its 144-car ferry design to liquefied natural gas (LNG) propulsion. Glosten’s study, which investigated design, economic, regulatory, and environmental issues, concluded that the conversion is both technically feasible and cost effective, although technical and regulatory challenges remain. To support the study, Glosten developed a preliminary design for both dual fuel and single fuel (LNG only) engines.
SSI Launches ShipConstructor 2015 R2.1
SSI has today released ShipConstructor 2015 R2.1 software. The software release comes in response to emerging ship design, engineering and building trends as identified by SSI’s Client Council of industry leaders. The advisors on this software launch were representatives from U.S. and Canadian companies: Genoa Design, Glosten & Associates, Gunderson Marine and Trinity Marine Products. This group has similar production methods and/or design approaches. A different set of advisors from Europe provided input into the previous Client Council release last year.
WSDOT Ferries Division Continues Biodiesel Testing
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Ferries Division will begin operating its third vessel – Klahowya – with a biodiesel fuel blend on Saturday, July 19. The Klahowya will operate on a five percent blend (B5) of tallow-based biodiesel and ultra-low sulfur diesel (95 percent). Tallow-based biodiesel is made from unused beef fat left over from the rendering process. The process of converting tallow into biodiesel is similar to the process used to convert plant oils such as soy and canola into biodiesel. The Klahowya fueling is part of the Biodiesel Research and Demonstration Project – a scientific pilot test of biodiesel in the marine environment.
Crowley Moves ExxonMobil Concrete Island Drilling
Crowley Marine Services' Energy and Marine Services business unit has successfully moved the 312-ft. (9.5-m) square concrete island drilling structure Orlan from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, to Sovietskaya Gavan in the Russian Far East for Sakhalin I Project operator, Exxon Neftegas Limited (ENL), a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation. The Orlan (ex Glomar Beaufort Sea I) Concrete Island Drilling System (CIDS) was purchased from Global Marine Drilling Company and will be used for oil production as part of the Sakhalin 1 project, offshore Russia. It was moved from its stack site near Northstar Island, off Prudhoe Bay using two Crowley Sea Victory Class 7,200 bhp twin screw oceangoing tugs with more than 110 tons bollard pull each.
Glosten to Design Floating Offshore Wind Platform
The Glosten Associates, Inc. announced it has been awarded a contract from the U.K.–based Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) for the engineering phase of the floating offshore wind turbine demonstrator using the PelaStar tension leg platform (TLP) foundation system. The $6 million (U.S.), 12-month contract will complete the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) in advance of construction and deployment of a 6 MW demonstration unit off the south coast of the U.K. as early as 2015.
SNAME Call for Authors, Reviewers, Sponsors
The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) is calling for Authors, Reviewers, and Sponsors for Phase 2 of the Marine Vessel Environmental Performance (MVeP) program. This effort is pulling together industry experts and stakeholders to identify the relative merits of the many environmental practices available for marine vessels. MVeP is being developed to provide vessel owners, operators, designers, ports, and other governing bodies with a standard methodology to assess the relative impacts of environmental practices. Thirty-four discrete marine vessel environmental impacts have been identified. MVeP will provide a Performance Assessment Guide, based on objective technical information, for each of these impacts.
Foss Tug Conversions Boost Power and Maneuverability
Two Foss Maritime conventional twin-screw harbor service tugs have been repowered and converted into azimuthal stern drive (ASD) vessels. The projects, involving 96 ft. sister ships, increase horsepower by 46 percent, and bollard pull by 63 percent. Vessel manueverability and pilot visibility are also dramatically enhanced. Work on Seattle-based Daniel Foss is complete with the Los Angeles-based Peter Foss scheduled to return to service in March 1999. Foss uses both vessels to provide harbor services, including ship assist, tanker escort and barge transportation. The vessels were originally designed by The Glosten Associates, Seattle, and built in the late 1970s at Main Iron Works, Houma, La. Conversion and repowering are being done at Marine Industries Northwest, Inc., (MINI) Seattle.
RAL, Ausenco Sandwell Team for CG Bid
One of Canada’s most storied naval architecture firms, Robert Allan Ltd., and Canada’s leading arctic and offshore engineering firm, Ausenco Sandwell, formed a joint venture -— Canada’s Arctic SAGE Team -— to bid for the design of the Canadian Coast Guard’s new flagship icebreaker. “Canada’s Arctic SAGE Team brings together the most experienced, skilled and talented team in the world on ice breaker technology,” says Robert Allan Ltd.’s Executive Chairman, Rob Allan. Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the new icebreaker project in August of 2008. The ship, to be named CCGS John G. Diefenbaker, will replace CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent. It is expected to take eight to 10 years to design and build at a total cost of $720 million. To create Canada’s Arctic SAGE Team, Robert Allan Ltd.
High Capacity At-Sea Transfer System Under Development
A team led by Rolls-Royce has been selected to develop and deliver an integrated high-capacity ship-to-ship cargo transfer system concept for the US Navy's Office of Naval Research (ONR). materials, personnel and equipment in heavy seas. This high-capacity alongside sea-based sustainment (HiCASS) award is the first of several phases and is valued at $1million. Ultimately, HiCASS could be worth as much as $20 million as the project moves through demonstration and initial production phases over three years.
ASA Announces New Leadership for 2011-2013
Tim Beaver, Chief Executive Officer of Global Diving & Salvage, Inc., has been elected President of the American Salvage Association at its recent meeting in Arlington, VA, October 5, 2011. Beaver succeeds Mauricio Garrido, who served as President from 2009-2011. Paul Hankins, Donjon-SMIT, LLC, has been elected Vice President. Todd Schauer, Resolve Marine Group, has been named Secretary/Treasurer.“This new leadership team will serve to energize the ASA’s approach to the diverse fronts tackled by the ASA,” said Beaver.
Glosten is an employee-owned full-service consulting firm of naval architects, marine engineers, electrical engineers, and ocean engineers. Founded in 1958, the firm specializes in commercial and public sector vessels including research vessels, passenger/car ferries, tugs, barges, dredges, and special purpose platforms. Consulting and design services include hull, structural, mechanical, and electrical systems design. Glosten has a staff of 77 associates, including 36 professionally licensed engineers, supported by other engineers, marine designers, and production staff.
Washington: We Need More Spill Response Vessels
Shipping companies and oil-handling facilities should take immediate steps to increase the number of boats available to respond to oil spills in Puget Sound and along Washington's coast, according to Ecology Director Jay Manning. A newly released study commissioned by the Department of Ecology (Ecology) found that there are not enough vessels available to simultaneously deploy oil booms, transport oil-spill equipment and supplies, and provide other spill-response assistance needed during a major oil spill. "With as much shipping and tanker traffic as we have in Washington's waters, a significant oil spill is a very real threat, and we have to be able to stage a rapid and aggressive response effort," said Manning.
Young Brothers to Invest $186m
Young Brothers Ltd. announced it will spend $186 million over 10 years on a new fleet of barges, tugboats, shipping containers, lifts and other equipment. The 106-year-old company is Hawaii’s largest interisland cargo line. The company's first new barge, a car-carrying roll-on/roll-off barge that can transport 500 vehicles, is scheduled for delivery late this year, sources said. The vessel, which is enclosed to protect cars from sea spray and salt air, is now being designed by Glosten Associates Inc. of Seattle, a naval architecture firm. The company now has 11 barges and eight tugboats, but plans to begin retiring some of those in the coming years. The new fleet of eight barges and six tugboats will replace the old vessels with more efficient ones.
Severn Trent De Nora’s BALPURE Completes Shipboard Testing
Non-indigenous species were no match for the BALPURE electrolytic disinfection ballast water treatment system. The BALPURE®ballast water treatment system from Severn Trent De Nora successfully completed shipboard testing in December 2010, effectively neutralizing non-indigenous species. The BALPURE system surpasses requirements for IMO G8 Type Approval and IMO Ballast Water Convention D-2 Standards. Type approval of theBALPURE system is anticipated in the first half of 2011. Shipboard testing of the BALPURE system was undertaken on the California Maritime Academy training ship…